Types of Gnocchi

The gnocchi are pastes are made with a mixture of wheat flour, milk, grated cheese, eggs and butter which is divided into small pieces and then placed in boiling salted water.

Gnocchi are typical foods of Italian cuisine made of small buns that are prepared with both flour and potatoes and eggs. They are brought to a slight boil and are usually accompanied with a sauce.

Gnocchi made their appearance in Italian cuisine with the beginning of potato or potato crops in Europe in the 17th century. They arrived in America at the beginning of the 20th century, according to experts.

In Argentina, the official or employee who receives his salary without working is called ñoqui .


  • 1 Characteristics of Gnocchi
  • 2 What are the types of Gnocchi?
    • 2.1 Pumpkin or Pumpkin Gnocchi
    • 2.2 Spinach Gnocchi
    • 2.3 Semolina Gnocchi
    • 2.4 Corn Flour Gnocchi
    • 2.5 Ricotta gnocchi
    • 2.6 Gnocchi Stuffed with Gorgonzola
    • 2.7 Vegan Gnocchi with Pumpkin
    • 2.8 Gnocchi with Ground Beef Sauce
    • 2.9 Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto
    • 2.10 Gnocchi to the Standard
    • 2.11 Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce
    • 2.12 Gnocchi with Cheese Sauce
    • 2.13 Argentine Potato Gnocchi
    • 2.14 Potato Gnocchi with Chicken
  • 3 Other Types of Gnocchi

Characteristics of the Gnocchi

  • They are a combination of flour and potato.
  • The basic ingredients for the common preparation of gnocchi is the following: 1 kg of potatoes, 200 grams of flour, an egg and salt.
  • They are prepared with banana, potato, cassava or wheat semolina, ricotta cheese and flours.
  • In regions of Italy it is called gnocchi di panese and it is made with breadcrumbs.
  • The gnocchi are served with tomato sauce, sage leaves and butter.

What are the types of gnocchi?

Pumpkin or Pumpkin Gnocchi

Ingredients: a pumpkin, nutmeg, paprika, cumin or other condiments, the flour that is necessary, salt, oil and water.

Preparation: Boil the squash, add the dry ingredients and then the liquids and make a well-unified mixture and proceed to cut and boil the gnocchi.

Ingredients: Spinach leaves, 300 grams of flour, 400 grams of ricotta, 2 eggs, salt, black pepper, basil, Parmesan cheese and water.

Preparation: The spinach is finely chopped, placed in a round cup or bowl with the ricotta, eggs, pepper and salt. Mix until a uniform paste is achieved.

Semolina gnocchi

Ingredients: 1 liter of milk, 250 grams of semolina, 200 grams of Parmesan cheese, 50 grams of butter, 3 yolks, mocca, pepper and salt to taste.

Corn Flour Gnocchi

Ingredients: 1 kilo of potato, 2 tablespoons of oil, 2 eggs, ½ tablespoon of nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of grated cheese, 1 cup of cornstarch, salt and a cup of flour.

Ricotta Gnocchi

Ingredients: 250 grams of ricotta, 200 g of flour, 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons of grated cheese, nutmeg to taste, 6 chopped parsley or basil leaves, pepper and salt to taste.

Gorgonzola Stuffed Gnocchi

Ingredients: 350 g of potatoes, 100 g of flour, 25 g of Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of salt and 60 g of gorgonzola cheese.

Vegan Gnocchi with Pumpkin

Ingredients: For the leek cream: A unit of leek, ½ onion, 1 teaspoon vegetable margarine, 1 tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon of vegetable cream. For the pumpkin sauce: A teaspoon of margarine, a tablespoon of oil, 200 g of pumpkin, 10 roasted chestnuts, a little dried mushrooms, 1 glass of black tea and salt and white pepper. For the chickpea gnocchi: One cup of wheat flour, one cup of chickpea and two cups of water.

Gnocchi with Ground Beef Sauce

Ingredients: 500 g of gnocchi, 250 g of ground meat, 100 g of ham, 4 cloves of finely minced garlic, fried tomato sauce, pepper pulp, 1 cayenne and water.

Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

Ingredients: 35 g of basil, 1 ripe avocado, 250 g of pasta, 50 g of pine nuts or almonds, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 cloves of garlic, pepper, salt and 6 small tomatoes.

Gnocchi a la Norma

Ingredients: 250 g of gnocchi, 300 ml of split tomato, 150 of cottage cheese, 1 aubergine, 1 clove of garlic, salt, basil olive oil, pepper and sugar.

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 500 g of floury potatoes, 2 egg yolks, 100 g of wheat flour, 50 g of hard semolina flour, nutmeg, salt, aluminum foil where the potatoes will be wrapped.

Gnocchi with Cheese Sauce

Ingredients: 200 g of wheat flour, an egg, 2 potatoes. For the three-cheese sauce: 50 grams of Parmesan cheese, 200 milliliters of heavy cream, 100 milliliters of milk, a white onion, 2 cloves of garlic, salt to taste, pepper to taste, 30 milliliters of olive oil, 50 g of cheese left and 50 g of Gruyère cheese.

Argentine Potato Gnocchi

Ingredients: 1 kg of potatoes, 300 g of flour, 50 grams of grated cheese, 2 eggs with their yolks, a small spoonful of salt. A pinch of black pepper, nutmeg, a little salt to cook the potatoes.

Potato Gnocchi with Chicken

Ingredients: 1 kg of potatoes, 1/4 kg white flour, 4 egg yolks, salt, grated cheese, sauce with chicken, 1 shredded chicken.

Other Types of Gnocchi

  • Sweet potato gnocchi.
  • Potato gnocchi.
  • Swiss gnocchi.
  • Potato and Ham Gnocchi.
  • Quinua gnocchi.
  • Cheese Gnocchi.

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